The Romans worshipped Somnus,his Greek counterpart is Hypnos. In Greek mythology Hypnos is the god of sleep, son of Nyx... Read More
The Romans worshipped Somnus,his Greek counterpart is Hypnos. In Greek mythology Hypnos is the god of sleep, son of Nyx (Night) and twin brother of Thanatos, personification of death. Hypnos slept in a cave on the banks of the Oblivion river, he was able to soothe human suffering and, in order to accomplish his task, he sent his children, oneiroi, to make human beings fall asleep and dream. Hypnos/Somnus could make Gods sink into sleep, too, it was considered a benevolent deity and was surrounded by dreams, oineroi. He was often depicted as a naked young man with wings on his head.
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